Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says that he can feel the team has a lot more confidence this offseason.
“I think there is a totally different feeling within the team. I still feel like outside of the team people still doubt us. That is the way you want it to be. I feel like the guys come out here a lot more confident,” said Griffin, provided by Redskins.com.
Griffin said last offseason guys like himself, running back Alfred Morris and couple of the other rookies were trying to prove themselves to the coaches. This offseason he said it’s the same, but guys are practicing with confidence.
“They are doing the same thing this offseason, but I think there is a little bit more confidence going about that this offseason. Not a false confidence, we know with the guys we have coming back, with the guys that we added that we can be really good this year.”
Griffin was asked what he needed to work on this season as a passer, he responded:”I just work on everything: footwork, you can always be more accurate. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone complete 100 percent of their passes throughout a whole season so you can always do that. For me the biggest part was mastering the offense first, so that I can continue to beat teams with my mind, get guys in the right position. Really it is just about getting the guys around you to play better and play for you.”
Griffin was mostly pleased with how he played last season, but knows he can always get better.
“You try not to second guess. The touchdown-interception ratio was pretty good. Yeah, there were some throws that you look back and today could I have made them? Yeah, I probably could have made them, but that is why you play the game. The more you play, the better you get. You can always get better. You never rest on what you did last year.”
Griffin said he’s excited to see what Morris can do this season in his second year at running back.
“He just comes to practice every day ready, hard-worker. We’ve got a lot of funny stories about him running over people in walkthroughs cause he never walks through, but he’s done a great job and he’s a great teammate, I saw that from day one, and it’s just truly a blessing to see the player that he is today.”
Griffin, who is recovering from a right ACL injury, said this week he was cleared to run some cross-fields.
“Started some cross-fields, got cleared to do that by Doc [Dr. James Andrews]. Doing that stuff, I ran two miles this week, out here when you guys weren’t out here. So that has been a good part. Still trying to make sure I stay focused on not just the rehab part but also paying attention, getting the mental reps and just knowing it like the back of my hand.”